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how to remove bitlocker

    Question

  • hello guys,

    since i couldnot find out any solution... im asking it

    how to remove bitlocker security from my hard disk..

     

    i have bitlocked my other non OS Partition. i.e. the D Drive  .. but i have not bitlocked my OS Drive C , 

     

    so any suggestions how to remove it from D Drive.

    Saturday, December 24, 2011 4:11 PM

Answers

  • Unlocking the Encrypted Drive

    Simply type “BitLocker” in Start Menu Search

    search

    and Open the BitLocker Drive Encryption Program

     bitlocker

    Once it opens, just find the drive and click "Turn Off BitLocker

    turnoffbitlocker

    It will ask for a confirmation: “Your drive will be decrypted. This may take considerable time. You can monitor the status of your drive decryption.”

    Just proceed by clicking Decrypt Drive

    DecryptingtheDrive  

     

     

     

     

     

    Wait… wait… wait

    complete2

     

    Regards,

     


    MCP ✦ MCTS ✦ MCITP
    Saturday, December 24, 2011 6:08 PM

All replies

  • Unlocking the Encrypted Drive

    Simply type “BitLocker” in Start Menu Search

    search

    and Open the BitLocker Drive Encryption Program

     bitlocker

    Once it opens, just find the drive and click "Turn Off BitLocker

    turnoffbitlocker

    It will ask for a confirmation: “Your drive will be decrypted. This may take considerable time. You can monitor the status of your drive decryption.”

    Just proceed by clicking Decrypt Drive

    DecryptingtheDrive  

     

     

     

     

     

    Wait… wait… wait

    complete2

     

    Regards,

     


    MCP ✦ MCTS ✦ MCITP
    Saturday, December 24, 2011 6:08 PM
  • thank you brother, it helped me alot.. T.T
    Sunday, December 25, 2011 4:55 AM
  • You're Welcome :)

     

    Regards,

     

     


    MCP ✦ MCTS ✦ MCITP
    Sunday, December 25, 2011 7:42 PM
  • How come this option doesn't show up on my laptop? I only have the Manage file encryption certificates option.

    Can anyone help me with this?

    Friday, June 01, 2012 4:21 PM
  • This happened to me when I was checking to see if I had enabled bitlocker. I did not remember enabling it and wanted to confirm this and I got the same option as you. I think this means your disk is not encrypted with bitlocker so you do not have an option to decrypt it.
    Thursday, September 27, 2012 5:01 PM
  • hello guys,

    since i couldnot find out any solution... im asking it

    how to remove bitlocker security from my hard disk..

     

    i have bitlocked my other non OS Partition. i.e. the D Drive  .. but i have not bitlocked my OS Drive C , 

     

    so any suggestions how to remove it from D Drive.

    Thanks men..! it works..!
    • Edited by egyr Sunday, October 28, 2012 9:59 PM
    Sunday, October 28, 2012 9:59 PM
  • This has been the easiest and fastest way I have overcome a tech glitch in ages, since I have started using computers.

    thanks guys for an easy and accurate solution.

    thanks n regards.

    Saturday, November 10, 2012 6:04 PM
  • Hey, I knew about this decryption, but the problem persists, if I move my HDD to another computer it still tells me "Acces is denied", what should I do?
    Saturday, December 15, 2012 4:19 PM
  • i just found only "manage file encryption certificates" so how can i remove it ??
    Monday, January 07, 2013 3:25 PM
  • Run the command prompt as an admin. Use the following command line :-

    manage-bde.exe -off <Drive_Letter>


    Gaurav Ranjan

    • Proposed as answer by Chandan Omkar Tuesday, July 23, 2013 6:51 AM
    Tuesday, January 08, 2013 7:43 AM
  • Which exact technology or method have you used to encrypt the hard-drive. Had you used the manage-bde command, MBAM or just the bitlocker option available with the Windows7 (Manual Process).

    If am I right, you are getting an access denied message in spite you have decrypted the drive. Can you please elaborate your scenario a little bit more and explain it in a clear and descriptive way.


    Gaurav Ranjan

    Tuesday, January 08, 2013 7:50 AM
  • I dont have turn-off BitLocker option.

    Only Unlock drive option.

    What should i do??

    Sunday, June 30, 2013 9:44 AM
  • As I said, you can use the manage-bde command line parameters to decrypt the drive. It does not requires availability of any option. You only need admin rights on that very machine. Open the command prompt with Admin rights and just run the very simple command:-

    manage-bde.exe -off <Drive_Letter>:

    or type manage-bde.exe /? for help.


    Gaurav Ranjan

    • Proposed as answer by Koundal Tuesday, July 23, 2013 5:13 AM
    Tuesday, July 02, 2013 3:56 AM
  • Thank you Gaurav Ranjan.

    you are brilliant.

     

    Tuesday, July 23, 2013 5:12 AM
  • thz brother for posting this article thanz!!!

    Monday, July 29, 2013 1:20 PM
  • Thank You Very Much

    Friday, August 16, 2013 5:13 PM
  • I have a very similar problem that I cannot figure out for the life of me and almost 5tb of data that is encrypted. Okay, so I have 2 2tb hdds, and 1 3tb hdd. I had my windows 7 64 bit OS installed on one of the 2tb hdds, and the other two have only data on them, no OS. I upgraded my OS from windows 7 to 8 to see if I would prefer it. I upgraded it, so all of my data is still in a windows.old folder. Once I had installed windows 8 I decided I preferred 7 and upgraded back down to 7, still keeping all of my old files in a windows.old folder on the same hdd. Now when I go into bitlocker it says none of my hdd's are encrypted, when in fact all of my files on them are encrypted and the names are all green. I can read all of my files but I cannot open any of them. I have the Certificate Encrypt Key saved on the hdd that my OS is installed on, but it seems to also be encrypted and my access to it is denied. I have no idea what to do.
    Monday, September 16, 2013 10:52 PM
  • i apply the same command but got the following error.

    "ERROR: The operation cannot be performed because the volume is locked."

    Sunday, October 06, 2013 11:14 AM
  • Try unlocking the drive first with the following command line:-

    manage-bde.exe -unlock <Drive_Letter>: -rk "<Parth_To_Recovery_Key"

    Export the recovery key and save it at some location. You can also use the 48 Digit Numerical password using the command:-

    manage-bde.exe -unlock <Drive_Letter>: -rp <Numerical_Recovrey_Password>

    Let us know if it has solved your problem.


    Gaurav Ranjan

    Monday, October 07, 2013 4:01 AM
  • thanks a lot brother.. it helped me 
    Tuesday, February 11, 2014 3:28 PM
  • Thank you so much, I was worried maybe I have lost my data because it had consumed a considerable amount of disk space.

    Thanks you once more!

    Regards,

    Majakdit

    Sunday, March 02, 2014 4:44 PM
  • hello guys,

    since i couldnot find out any solution... im asking it

    how to remove bitlocker security from my hard disk..

    i have bitlocked my other non OS Partition. i.e. the D Drive  .. but i have not bitlocked my OS Drive C , 

    so any suggestions how to remove it from D Drive.


    Friday, April 04, 2014 11:15 AM
  • You can try either of the method mentioned above. Either from the control panel or using command line. No matter whether you have encrypted the OS drive or not.

    Gaurav Ranjan

    Friday, April 04, 2014 11:19 AM
  • I tried unlocking my USB by the given command, but I am getting the following error:

    An error occurred while attempting to read the key from disk. 

    Please help me to unlock the USB. Thanks

    Saturday, April 26, 2014 6:06 PM